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    SADOW: Cassidy Plodded His Way To A Debate Victory

SADOW: Cassidy Plodded His Way To A Debate Victory

So you could watch the decisive game of the 2014 World Series, some of us watched the desperation dripping from Sen. Mary Landrieu as she tried to say anything to

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    SADOW: The Numbers Don’t Show Any Big Last-Minute Surge For Landrieu

SADOW: The Numbers Don’t Show Any Big Last-Minute Surge For Landrieu

Registration statistics are in for eligibility to vote on Nov. 4, and early voting has concluded. Do they tell us whether incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, who has trailed in the

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    SADOW: Maness And Landrieu Both Profit From The Cassidy-As-RINO Meme

SADOW: Maness And Landrieu Both Profit From The Cassidy-As-RINO Meme

Republicans, conservatives, and their Senate standard-bearer Rep. Bill Cassidy would rather win that seat sooner than later. Democrats, liberals, and their standard bearer Sen. Mary Landrieu are desperate to keep

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    SADOW: 14 Constitutional Amendments Is Far Too Many

SADOW: 14 Constitutional Amendments Is Far Too Many

Yes, voters are getting plenty of rest ahead of Nov. 4, in order to complete the sprint that will be required of them to get through the ballot in the

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    SADOW: More Rigor Is Needed In Louisiana’s Teacher Evaluations

SADOW: More Rigor Is Needed In Louisiana’s Teacher Evaluations

As the state continues to review accountability measures for teachers and schools, new data out last week confirms that greater, not reduced, objectivity in measurements shows the way forward to

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    SADOW: What Is John Kennedy Thinking?

SADOW: What Is John Kennedy Thinking?

Readers interested in Louisiana politics got another reminder recently of the maddening inconsistency of state Treasurer John Kennedy’s thinking, and why, should he decide to pursue the matter, any attempt

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SADOW: If Keith Gates Wins, Liberal Populism In Louisiana Will Be Dead

  SADOW: If Keith Gates Wins, Liberal Populism In Louisiana Will Be Dead

Human nature dictates that we often don’t recognize qualitative change at its very beginning, but only when observing the obviousness

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SADOW: No New Taxes In Caddo Or Bossier, Please

  SADOW: No New Taxes In Caddo Or Bossier, Please

Voters on both Caddo and Bossier Parishes, but especially the latter, face some Trojan Horse proposals that likely will raise

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SADOW: Should Louisiana Count Its Bonus Money Toward This Year’s Budget?

  SADOW: Should Louisiana Count Its Bonus Money Toward This Year’s Budget?

So the state lost track of around $320 million starting in 2002, and it’s out there available to be spent.

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SADOW: Onward And Upward With Education Reform

  SADOW: Onward And Upward With Education Reform

As expected, the Louisiana Supreme Court flushed home the slam dunk on the state’s 2012 revolutionary education reforms, and having

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SADOW: Here Comes Landrieu’s Smear Campaign

  SADOW: Here Comes Landrieu’s Smear Campaign

Likely dispirited from a debate that did nothing to change the race’s dynamics, and with panic rising after more and

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SADOW: In Case You Care, Cassidy Won The Debate

  SADOW: In Case You Care, Cassidy Won The Debate

The public television 2014 Senate election debate for Louisiana has come and gone, which served to reinforce existing support for

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SADOW: McAllister Is Still Hanging On, If Barely

  SADOW: McAllister Is Still Hanging On, If Barely

In Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District contest, a new poll shows it’s still a matter of pushmi-pullyu for Democrats relative to

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SADOW: The Oil Processing Tax Is A Terrible Idea, Even For The Coast

  SADOW: The Oil Processing Tax Is A Terrible Idea, Even For The Coast

The idea of a processing tax on energy production in Louisiana is not new. Nor is its endorsement by one

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SADOW: On The Purported Louisiana Budget Surplus…

  SADOW: On The Purported Louisiana Budget Surplus…

Regardless of the explanation of how it got there, the asserted budget surplus for Louisiana to close Fiscal Year 2014

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SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

  SADOW: Let’s Prioritize Road Projects Rather Than Continue Whining About Them

Did Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, a potential 2015 gubernatorial candidate, recently give a green light to tax increases for transportation?

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SADOW: Mary’s Keg-Stand Disguises Her Far-Left Record

  SADOW: Mary’s Keg-Stand Disguises Her Far-Left Record

What has allowed Sen. Mary Landrieu to hang on in the U.S. Senate swimming against a stronger and stronger current

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SADOW: Your Guide To This Year’s Constitutional Amendments

  SADOW: Your Guide To This Year’s Constitutional Amendments

If you like dealing with constitutional amendments, then you’ll love the Nov. 4 ballot with 14 of them. As a

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SADOW: The Bruce Greenstein Prosecution Has The Makings Of A Complete Mess

  SADOW: The Bruce Greenstein Prosecution Has The Makings Of A Complete Mess

So former Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals Bruce Greenstein has joined an illustrious list of major state

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